While the designs are licensed by Shutterstock, they are all new to me. The designs are detailed without being too intricate. I think it is a lovely book and one that I will be buying as gifts for family and friends this holiday season as well as enjoying for myself right now.
I plan on opening the book to a random page and then coloring both the letter designs and the associated page in tandem. I like to feel that I am being led to the pages that I need at a particular time when I am working with my Christian coloring books. There is always something I need to learn or to be reminded of on a daily basis.
The scripture translations used in this coloring book are as follows: Holy Bible, New Living Translation, Holy Bible, New International Version NIV, Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Holy Bible, Contemporary English Version, and the New King James Version.
This is what I have found while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper. I will include a list of my coloring medium that I use for testing and coloring in the comments section below.
52 Full Size Letter and Letter Inspired Christian Designs plus 10 additional pages of designs
Printed one side of the page
Paper is heavyweight, white, somewhat smooth and perforated
Some Designs merge past the perforations and into the binding area. Nothing essential to the designs are lost into the binding.
Bonus pages do not include cutting lines but have perforations at the binding area
Book can be opened fairly flat for coloring if you break the spine with some force.
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the page. I suggest either removing these pages from the book before coloring or using a blotter page under your working page. I use card stock but a couple pages of heavyweight paper work well, too.
Water-based markers, gel pens, and India Ink pens do not bleed through the page. Some gel pens require additional drying time.
Colored pencils work well with this paper. I got good results with both oil and wax based pencils. I found that I could get good pigment, layer the same or multiple colors and blend easily using a pencil style blending stick.